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Central Records

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

(518) 743-2500, option 4

Closed weekends and legal holidays


Central Records handles the task of entering report into the computerized records management system.  Staff then file and secure records for future access.  This office is also responsible for data submission into the New York Sate Incident Based Reporting System.  IBR information is then made available to law enforcement agencies across New York State to track trends and develop strategies for combating crime.


Accident reports can be obtained on-line at

Persons with proper identification and authorization may obtain local background information during normal business hours for a fee of $75.00

A more comprehensive statewide background check is available from these websites:
The Office of Court Administration for a fee.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services for a fee.